Top 10 Facts People from New Orleans Want You to Know

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When you’re heading to this great American city, remember to “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” or “Let the good times roll!”. From their accent, to their local delicacies, to their unique sense of direction, these are some facts you should know before travelling to the Big Easy. WatchMojo counts down the Top 10 Facts People from New Orleans Want You to Know.

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#10. The New Orleans Accent Is NOT What You’ve Heard in the Movies
#9. You Really Need to Try the Local Delicacies
#8. They Don’t Give Directions Using North, South, East or West
#7. Even Locals Are Afraid of Driving into a Canal or Bayou
#6. Their Funeral & Burial Traditions Are…Unique
#5. You Can Probably Skip Bourbon Street
#4. New Orleans Is IN the South Geographically, But it Is NOT “the South”
#3, #2 & #1???

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46 thoughts on “Top 10 Facts People from New Orleans Want You to Know

  1. Haohmaru HL May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    But what if i don't even want to think about New Orleans, like at all? Filthy swamp with crocodiles and niggas with their boob beads can go to hell

  2. Poison May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    #11 the Levy's could break again

  3. jhuber350 May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Bravo! Great points! One of the other things that we like to point out is that we are thrilled to have tourists visit but really like it when they respect our neighborhoods and don’t carry on all night and dump stuff on our property. This is especially important during Mardi Gras because people think all rules of courtesy are suspended and they can get away with anything. Think about your own community and try to behave as you would expect others visiting you to behave. With that having been said—-Bienvenue a Nouvelle Orleans!

  4. Holden Melancon May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    I hail from new orleans and i can say that not only does bourbon smell like piss but most of the french quarter does too. It’s gnarly and greasy and really really fucking hot all the time down here. I’ll save you some time and tell you that unless you love getting drunk in a pee smelling city around other pee smelling drunk people. Then don’t come here. There’s not much more to see here i promise you that. We have a World war 2 museum? Uh, the fishing is pretty good..

  5. Ian Stradian May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    The “Yat” accent comes from the fact that the historical, racial and base dialects of Brooklyn and New Orleans are somewhat the same.
    Took one google search to find this out….
    Y’all are getting lazy!

  6. dodgers doon1130 May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    The big easy

  7. Big K.R.I.T May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Time for Anthony davis to leave new orleans

  8. mep2018 May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    I like the video and very informational, but the only thing is…..on the part where you mention about the language, i feel like you could have found footage on someone that really spoke with the New Orleans accent. Im from Louisiana so i know myself……on that part, you could have done better. Other than that, great channel.

  9. Brian Walters May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Frenchman Street is gross and the drinks are much more expensive. Bourbon St is much better.

  10. Biondi Blonde May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Could also just say Nola. People know what you mean 😉

  11. Soldier Guy007 May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am


  12. LOLOokami May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Somewhere in New Orleans, I ended up in a more run down area on my trip to Florida. There were tons of street performers, kids hauling shopping carts, people sleeping outside, and run down looking buildings.

  13. Bobby Vee May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Larry the Cable Guy is from Nebraska. Blue Collar but definitely not southern.

  14. Kristopher Tower May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    all that land wasted on cemeteries….just cremate them and use the land for something more productive

  15. Jags May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Yummy food…their delicacies got my mouth watering…😋

  16. ryudragon7 May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Laughs in cajun

  17. Tariq A. Nurmohamed May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Love this video! They got it right!

  18. NE bigblue May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Larry the Cable guy is from Nebraska…

  19. Syntherus May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Number 10 should have been number 1. I can deal with clueless tourists and teach them a thing or two, but nothing drives me bananas more than when a tv show or movie uses that "Cajun" accent. It's more of a ghetto spin on a Brooklyn accent. When on Bourbon Street you need to watch out for drag queens and hookers, they're everywhere. Also, do yourself a favor and find a snoball to go along with that local quizine.

  20. JonnySuite13 May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    I better get my ass down to Nawlens, 'cause everyday it's a party in the Treme!!

  21. Joshua d'Estoville May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Well… I’m tempted to venture back home to show how sharply I subvert nearly all of the facts from this video.

  22. Hikuri Calavera May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Love the food of New Orleans

  23. Lemon Grab May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    I would have included how to pronounce Tchoupitoulas in with number one also, but otherwise it's a pretty good list.

  24. Tanner Wilson May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    You should do this for more cities. Would be a great series.

  25. Bob Hope May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    This list is just…perfect. I agreed with everything on here. One thing I would’ve added to the Mardi Gras section, though, is that there are many ways to celebrate it. You have your tourist mardi gras in the French Quarter (which all locals avoid and suggest avoiding). And then you have your family Mardi Gras in Uptown. There, you have a bunch of ladders and tents and food and a whole bunch of families watching the parades. It’s a completely different vibe. Think tailgating but for a parade

  26. Bob Hope May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    THANK GOD she said “Po-boy” instead of “poor-boy”!

  27. Mike Fraering May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    I grew up in New Orleans. One of the biggest changes I had to make after I left the city was finding out I couldn't drink an adult beverage while walking down a street.

  28. Cornelius Theodore May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Actually a really awesome video!

  29. Mike Fraering May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    A heavy Irish influence is probably why New Orleanians sound vaguely like people from Brooklyn.

  30. Wretched Egg May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    We do NOT love mardi gras. we simply tolerate it.
    the man that was talking is not the way we talk. the shrimp guy from south park is what most of us sound like.
    Uptown, Downtown, the west bank, and east bank are what we typically use to tell location.
    GO TO BOURBON STREET. its fun, only go on the weekend if you wanna have a real good time.
    there are 2 kinds of poboy. a coldcut or "hot" poboy.
    you can drink outside with bottles, but you have to have the label covered. usually with brown paper bags

    the traffic is horrible during mardi gras and festivals which is why we tolerate them and not love them.

  31. Carlos Serrano May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Love NOLA, will be back soon

  32. Nicholas Smith May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Do Pittsburgh next

  33. PF Trap May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    The true fact is my family came from new orleans but new orleans has gotten so bad my family had to levave the city is covered with gangs and violence and after Katrina it only gotten worst new Orleans is one of the most deadliest cities but no one ever talk about the truth my advice stay away

  34. NackWeasel May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Mobile in Alabama is a sister city to New Orleans. Similar in many ways, but different in others.

  35. Capt. Ninetails May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Do Texas!

  36. GrantSmithBass May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Dr. John ….New Orleans Funk ….

  37. .‘人' May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    well clearly you're out of new video ideas

  38. CrazyJayBe May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    What's a frank-o-phone? What's his number?

  39. Eric Sanchez May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    No hookers or strippers? We want nudes!!!

  40. julien langlois May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Mardi gras means tuesday fat in french! Culture point! Happy breizh day friends!

  41. phantom115cw May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    please do florida

  42. FarroWife May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    That 17th IN THE HOUSE!!!
    Right on the front so duck if you come to visit. lol

  43. Mari Hawley May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    My daughter and I spent a night in New Orleans during a road trip and #5 is sadly accurate. What's worse is people drag their children around that French Quarter with all those drunks…. my daughter was 18 but at 2am we saw people with half asleep 3year olds wandering around….. take your kid to bed! The street performers and music was awesome and it was an amazing one time experience but I spent every interaction with a local apologizing for how badly the tourist act….I get that their economy depends on tourist but i live in Vegas and while you can drink in public, you still have to act like a human. People seem to go to New Orleans and forget how to be a decent human being!

  44. Southern Snorlax May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Got it almost right. Here’s the kick: A LOT of us locals LOATHE Mardi Gras. It’s loud, annoying, and you can’t drive anywhere because of the damn traffic. We’re massively relieved when the season is over and we can have our normal lives back. Seriously, you wanna see TRUE New Orleans? Come here in April or so. You’ll be MUCH better off!

  45. Austin Deppe May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    I need Cafe du Monde immediately.

  46. Carlos Munoz May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    New Orleans cuisine took a lot from Mexico.

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